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Dakota Steyn

Content Writer

About Writer

In need of a storyteller?

With a background in Literary Studies and as a current Master’s candidate, I never back down from a challenge. Whether you need a carefully crafted narrative for brand awareness or a short story that will bring even the most solemn readers to tears, I am your person. I have experience writing in entertainment, culture, mental health, beauty, fashion, and academia.

If you’re looking for a hard-worker and passionate wordsmith, you have arrived at the right place.


2021 Bachelor of Social Science
University of Cape Town

I triple majored in English Literature and Language, Gender Studies and Media and Writing.

2024 Master of Arts
University of Cape Town

I am currently completing my Master's in English Literary Studies.

Work & Experience

October 2023 - January 2024 Evergreen Feature Writer

I worked as a freelance writer for TheThings and wrote articles on celebrities and entertainment.

May 2021 - June 2022 Writer

I wrote articles on mental health, mainly living with ADHD and PTSD.

May 2021 - June 2022 Contributing Writer
The Just Girl Project

Wrote articles aimed at empowering young women.

March 2021 - June 2022 Contributing Writer
Her Campus

I wrote articles aimed at empowering and informing young women in college.

November 2018 - June 2022 Contributing Writer
Thought Catalog

I was the first South African featured writer for Thought Catalog and wrote articles addressing topics such as relationships, self-love and mental health.